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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 11:00
The Honourable Gail Shea, Canada's Minister for Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of the Hon. Ed Holder, Minister of State for Science and Technology, formally announced today the awarding of a new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Young Lives in Global & Local Contexts at the University of Prince Edward Island. The chair was awarded by the CRC Secretariat and Social Sciences and Humanities...
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:44
Join us for the launch of 'Some weather we're having! 2015 PEI Weather Trivia Calendar' written by Don Jardine and Dr. Adam Fenech and published by UPEI's Climate Research Lab. The launch takes place from 7-9 pm, May 20 at the Carriage House Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown. Prince Edward Island history comes to life in this first-ever PEI weather trivia...
Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 12:32
The University of Prince Edward Island conferred degrees, diplomas, and certificates on a record 1,006 graduates as they crossed the stage at convocation ceremonies on Saturday, May 10. The Class of 2014 and their proud families and friends gathered to celebrate in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre for two ceremonies-the first beginning at 10:00 am and the second at 2:30 pm. Newly installed...
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 05:32
On Friday, May 2 UPEI hosted a brand new science camp-'Girls Get WISE' (Women in Science and Engineering) which aimed at exposing participants to hands-on science activities and career information, and attracting female students to science, engineering, and technology fields. The camp saw 52 students from grades 7-9 in attendance from schools all across Prince Edward Island....
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 04:56
UPEI Men's Basketball Head Coach Tim Kendrick is pleased to announce that six-foot-seven Milorad 'Miki' Sedlarevic will join the Panther Family for the 2014-15 season. Sedlarevic has played in the top European level for Union Olimpija Ljubljana U19 Euro league team, and was a finalist in the Slovenian All-Star Slam Dunk Competition in December 2013. He is now enrolled in the...
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 08:14
The annual Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS)/UPEI Math Camp was another great success. The 12th annual event held May 2-4 is a national initiative that sponsors over 20 regional camps across the country. Math Camp is the Department of Mathematics and Statistics' major outreach initiative for interested students in grades 10 and 11 in PEI high schools. This year's event...
Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:28
The University of Prince Edward Island's Board of Governors recently accepted the recommendation of the search committee for the Dean of the School of Business. Interim Dean and current faculty member Dr. Juergen Krause was the successful candidate and appointed as the Dean of the School of Business. 'I look forward to working with Juergen to continue to develop a number of...
Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 06:17
UPEI students Kathleen Murphy, Stephanie Culleton, and Ben Cudmore received recognition from the Canadian Cancer Society at a ceremony held in Charlottetown on April 22. Murphy received the national Outstanding Youth Leadership Award (given to only one youth volunteer in Canada each year); Culleton received the PEI Division's Leaders of Tomorrow Award; and Cudmore and his family received...
Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 09:30
The future of the Island's water supply will be the subject of an upcoming public symposium at the University of Prince Edward Island. In light of recent concern about increased pressure on our groundwater resources by urban, industrial, and agricultural use, this event is a timely one. Island Water Futures: Assessing the Science will take place in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, Room...
Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 09:24
Researchers at the University of Prince Edward Island are looking for volunteers to participate in one of two studies to evaluate the physiological effects of capsaicinoids-the active ingredient in chili peppers. Capsaicinoids are known for their ability to increase weight loss and cardiovascular health while decreasing appetite and pain. A 12-week study will analyze the effect of...

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